Chris Sleight

Founder and CEO

For years, Chris has worked with clients specializing in the preservation of principal through income-driven investments and planning.  He recognizes that people are searching for a reconnection in their financial relationships, and offers a vehicle to forming that personal rapport with the company’s professional staff. Chris utilizes a holistic approach to financial planning rather than simply leading with product.  Chris specializes in pre-retirement, retirement and income planning for successful business owners and their families.

Prior to forming The Sleight Group, Chris was a compliance officer for Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He made the transition into the financial advisory industry to help serve a community in need of a professional who specializes in the legacy of wealth. After becoming managing director of Global Financial Private Capital in September 2009, Chris was responsible for building and mentoring a distribution network of 500 advisor’s groups and helped GFPC grow from $200M AUM in 2009 to over $5B AUM at the time of their Private Equity sale in September 2016. Chris’s focus on High Level Practice management through his mentoring tutelage with CEG Worldwide helps him maintain his high-level practice management consulting.


In 1987, Mr. Sleight relocated from Dayton, Ohio to Sarasota, Florida. He and his wife Renee’ have been married for 29 years and have two daughters, Bianca & Savannah. They are involved in many charities throughout Sarasota and Venice, including In-Stride, Donte’s Den, and Homes for Our Troops. Chris enjoys playing tennis and getting his daughters back home whenever possible.